Vacation shopping!

I did plenty of shopping while I was on vacation, some of it for myself and some of it for other members of my family.

I already talked about the books that I bought in a previous post (you can see that here if you haven’t already), but I also bought a couple other random items. I got a really cute metal bracelet with a cat charm on it (shown below), and a little pig statue for my husband (this might seem strange, but it’s a little joke between him and me).

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As far as clothing goes, I got some new leggings and sweaters. I’m pretty excited about these, since as far as I’m concerned, you can never have too many of either of these. I even got a pair of leggings with a blue/purple space pattern (even though the picture looks mostly purple), which are pretty much the best thing ever. They’re really soft too.

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I also got two pairs of shoes. One is a pair of black ankle boots. I currently have a pair of black boots, but I’ve been wearing them a lot since I bought them more than a year ago, and they’re pretty beat up. This is my new pair, pictured below, and I’m really happy with them (which is good, since I’m a bit picky about boots).

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(photo courtesy of DSW, although I bought them at Marshalls)

The other shoes I bought are a pair of slip-on vans, which I didn’t strictly need, but are really cool. I haven’t had a pair of vans since high school, and I forgot how comfortable they are. These are the ones that I bought, and the pattern just felt very appropriate for me (sorry it’s a little bit hard to see in this picture, but if you’re interested in seeing a better picture, click on the link below).

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(photo courtesy of Vans)

I don’t do a lot of clothes shopping on my own anymore, because I don’t have a lot of expendable income. But it’s always fun to go shopping on vacation. I especially like to go shopping with my mother when I see her. It also helps that she tends to buy me things, which I really appreciate. This year, I specifically asked for her to take me out clothes shopping as my Christmas present. But it’s mostly good just to spend time together, and we always have a good time.

What fun things did you do over the holidays? I’d love to hear what you did in the comments.

Alyss

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Travel insanity

I’m sorry I haven’t posted anything in the past couple days, but my husband and I ran into a bit of trouble on our drive home from Rhode Island.

It wasn’t really snowing until we got to New York, and then it started snowing a lot, and there were a bunch on signs and travel advisories for lake effect snow. And then I guess there were a bunch of accidents on the highway we were on. So they had to close the highway, and were diverting people into the city. Oh, and did I mention that all of this happened during rush hour on Thursday night? It did, so we got stuck in the suburbs of Buffalo, NY for five hours.

It was really terrible. We were finally able to take a different way out of the city, but we still had to stop for the night soon after that because of the snow.

Which meant that we had to drive longer than we intended yesterday, just to make it home. But we finally did, and although I’m sad that my vacation is over, it’s good to be back in my own home.

Alyss

Traveling!

I apologize for not posting anything more exciting, but my husband and I are driving to Rhode Island today and tomorrow. We’re spending the week around New Years with my family, and will hopefully do some fun things that I’ll be able to write about. I’m pretty excited about it, since I haven’t really been back home or seen most of my extended family in a couple years.

I also have a book review coming soon. I read a really interesting YA fiction book about a trans girl and her experiences during and after transitioning. So look forward to the within the next couple of days.

Until then, I hope everyone is having a great holiday!

Alyss